When billionaires are made richer in a pandemic while millions face evictions, we know in our hearts something is wrong. It doesn’t have to be this way. But what are the alternatives? How can we help build a more just and loving economy that works for ALL of us?


We Need to Talk About Money:
Connecting Faith and Finance

We were created for more than GDP. Even before the pandemic, Americans were struggling to balance the demands of work, family, and life. We have built our lives in service to the economy, but shouldn’t the economy serve us? How do we construct systems that reflect our deepest values? And what role should communities of faith play?

Watch this engaging conversation with Otho Kerr of the NY Fed, Amit Bouri of The GIIN, Stephanie Swepson-Twitty with Eagle Market Streets, and Elan Babchuck of the Glean Network.

Read the full transcript of the conversation here.

The Economy is Not Gravity:
Understanding the Choices that Shape our Lives

Financial analysts on the news make the economy sound like a force of nature – as though we can try to predict its path, but must accept that it is out of our control. In reality, the economy is us. For those of us who want to see the economy shift towards equity, justice, and love – how can we make choices and wield our influence in a way that will drive necessary change? This session featuring UK economist Eve Poole and Brooking’s Institute Senior Fellow Andre Perry will pull back the veil on how the economy works and point us toward new models for meeting 21st century challenges.

Read the full transcript of the conversation here.

Beyond Rugged Individualism:
What is the Common Good?

Rugged individualism is killing us. From Covid, to systemic racism, to the climate crisis, the belief that we are an island unto ourselves is a lie. What does it look like to see our lives as interconnected as they really are? How do we begin to reinvest in the common good? Join Anne Snyder, Editor-in-Chief of Comment Magazine,  Jennifer Bailey, Founder and Executive Director of Faith Matters Network, Peter Block, author and community development consultant, in a conversation about the role of community in building an economy of interdependence and mutuality moderated by 60 Decible’s Lindsay Smalling.

Read the full transcript of the conversation here.

Be the Change: Toward a Just and Loving Economy

A different way is possible. Expressions of new economic models are emerging all across our country. But with systems so big and seemingly intractable, it’s hard to know where to begin. How can you be part of the change? Hear personal stories from changemakers who believe in building a just and loving economy and have started in their own backyards. Join Stuart Yasgur, Vice President of Ashoka, in conversation with Coté Soerens of Cultivate South Park, and Stephen Lewis of Forum for Theological Exploration.

Read the full transcript of the conversation here.

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